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Woman survives railway suicide attempt

5 July 2005

BRUSSELS — A 25-year-old woman who wanted to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train changed her mind at the last moment and escaped with just an injured knee.

The woman leapt from platform two at the Jette train station onto the tracks on Sunday afternoon and waited for the approaching train.

The driver of the train was unable to stop because the locomotive was travelling at speed en route to Brussels South.

But the woman changed her mind at the last moment and flattened herself onto the tracks, allowing the passenger train to race over her.

The only injury the woman suffered was when her knee collided with part of the train. She was otherwise unharmed.

The woman was taken to hospital for observation.

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Subject: Belgian news